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GE microwave: no lights, no fan, no noise, no heat, but display works.

My neighbor has a GE Spacemaker microwave, model JVM1640BB, that she replaced a cooktop light bulb in. When she replaced it, the bulb exploded in her hand. Now nothings works except for the display. The display acts as if it is cooking or turning on the lights, but it is not.

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  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    GE Spacesaver micro JVM1851 replaced lamp, stays on, display claims on / night light / off. Is dimmer/switch integral to main board? If so, can I solder new microswitch/s to board?

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The control board has been damaged but it can probably be repaired. We repair this common control board problemn on a regular basis for only $39.95 nationwide. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 Feel free to contact me directly if you have further questions. I appreciate your thoughtful rating of my reply.

Posted on Jun 21, 2007

  • James Lepore Apr 11, 2013

    I obviously have a control panel issue with my jvm1640BB. I'm in the Washington DC metro area. Please contact Jim. [email protected]

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